Thursday, April 23, 2009

Typographic Marks Unknown: The Ampersand by Alexander Charchar

"Originally a shorthand mark for et, Latin for and, the ampersand has a very traceable and visible evolution. Simply put, the & is not much more than e and t coming together. The ampersand is a marriage of the two letters, which came about through rushed writings and abbreviation starting at its birth around 45AD."

via retinart.net

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